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Where are some of Georgia’s top uncommitted prospects going to college?

  • 2:00 am Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Where are some of the state’s top uncommitted prospects going to college?

WSB’s Zach Klein and the AJC’s Michael Carvell take a close look at three:

D’Andre Walker, 4-star defensive end from Langston Hughes High School
Quarte Sapp, 4-star linebacker from Milton High School
Micah Abernathy, 4-star defensive back from GAC

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Auburn vs. UGA for rising football star?

  • 12:02 am Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

UPDATE: Slayton confirmed that he will be visiting South Carolina for the UGA game, but not on an official visit. “I’m going to take my official a little later on.”

Let’s keep it real: Most highly-rated prospects are overrated.

But that’s certainly not the case for Greater Atlanta Christian high school’s Darius Slayton.

If anything, Slayton (ranked as a 4-star and the state’s No. 16 overall prospect) might be severely underrated. I don’t do rankings, but if I did Slayton (and Tucker’s Jonathan Ledbetter) would both be 5-stars.

Slayton, who stars at wide receiver and defensive back, has been nothing short of sensational this [More]

Jacob Eason: UGA 5-star QB commit reflects on his big decision

  • 12:01 am Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

It has been nearly two months since UGA landed its highest-rated QB recruit since Matt Stafford.

And Jacob Eason, the 5-star quarterback from Lake Stevens, Wash., feels just as good about his college decision nowadays as he did when abruptly pledged to UGA at July’s Dawg Night prospect camp.

When asked to reflect on the UGA commitment this week, Eason’s father, Tony Eason (not the NFL quarterback), told the AJC this:

“Have you ever looked at his Twitter account? I mean, it’s all UGA.

“I think he’s more excited now than ever, especially after watching that Georgia-Clemson game and with how good they looked. [More]

NFL Hall of Famer: ‘You think Alabama is not cheating?’

  • 2:14 pm Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson went on a rant on sports-talk radio, and took a shot at Alabama in the process.

Dickerson unloaded on plenty of topics, including his opinion that cheating was necessary to compete with the college football powers, according to 247sports.com’s Kevin Flaherty.

Dickerson played at SMU, which was later slammed by the NCAA’s death penalty for cheating.

“They still cheat,” Dickerson said. “All of them still cheat. The big schools still cheat. You think Texas isn’t cheating? You think A&M isn’t cheating? You think Alabama is not cheating? Yeah right. That’s laughable.”

You could understand Dickerson taking shots [More]

Steve Spurrier gives props to Georgia football talent

  • 11:48 am Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Steve Spurrier gave the state of Georgia a little love during his SEC teleconference on Wednesday.

South Carolina plays host to UGA on Saturday.

The Gamecocks have 27 high school players from the fertile recruiting grounds of Georgia on their current roster.

“As we all know, the state of Georgia plays high school football as well as anybody in the country,” Spurrier said.

South Carolina has several assistants that recruit the Atlanta area, with the highest-profile coach being defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward.

South Carolina has 10 of its 22 starters from Georgia, including All-SEC running back candidate Mike Davis and the entire defensive secondary. Here’s [More]

UGA lands two in-state prospects for basketball

  • 10:40 pm Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

UGA’s basketball team picked up two early commitments for its 2016 class on Tuesday.

The two future Bulldogs are shooting guard Jordan Harris of Seminole County High School and combo guard Tyree Crump of Bainbridge High School.

Both prospects are high school juniors.

The 6-foot-4 Harris is rated as the higher of two, listed as a 4-star prospect in the 247sports composite rankings. He reported offers from Florida State and Michigan State, among others.

The 6-3 Crump is rated as a 3-star and also claimed offers from Florida State, Texas A&M and Wake Forest.

UGA has one commitment for 2015, point guard William Jackson of [More]

Atlanta basketball star commits to Louisville

  • 10:25 pm Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

St. Pius point guard Asia Durr, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by ESPN, committed to Louisville on Tuesday.

The 5-foot-10 senior has led St. Pius to back-to-back state championships in basketball, and was named last year’s Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year.

Durr, who averaged 24.4 points and 7.1 rebounds last season, also considered Baylor, Duke, Maryland and Notre Dame.

Note: You can watch the video of Durr’s announcement by clicking here

Georgia Tech legacy ready to return from injury

  • 10:44 am Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Georgia Tech linebacker commit Tyler Cooksey is ready to play after missing his last two games for Greater Atlanta Christian high school with an injury.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder suffered an undisclosed injury in GAC’s season-opening win over Benedictine. Cooksey could’ve played last week, if needed, but his coach decided to go and hold him out until the team’s region schedule kicks off next week.

“He is about ready to be back,” GAC coach Tim Hardy told the AJC. “We’re being conservative on non-region football games, and being wise with that. It’s a long season.

“We make the analogy that if you sprain your [More]

Oregon emerges as serious contender for DB who also likes UGA and Tennessee

  • 10:43 am Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

One of Atlanta’s biggest recruiting mysteries is Micah Abernathy, the 4-star defensive back from Greater Atlanta Christian high school.

Abernathy has been tight-lipped about his recruiting. And he’s kept an especially low-profile after suffering an undisclosed injury in GAC’s season-opener which caused him to miss the next two games.

What’s the latest with his recruiting? It’s rumored to be a Tennessee vs. UGA battle but Oregon has also emerged as a strong contender.

Abernathy made an unofficial visit to UGA for the Clemson game. Last weekend, he took his first official visit, flying to Oregon. He came away impressed with his trip to [More]

Change of plans for UGA football legacy?

  • 1:11 am Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

DeVondre Seymour has had a change of plans with his schoolwork this semester, but it shouldn’t affect his arrival at UGA this January.

Seymour is the nephew and adopted son of former UGA and NFL great Richard Seymour.

The younger Seymour, who is a longtime UGA commit, initially planned to finish out this semester at Hinds junior college but has decided to stay in the Atlanta area and complete his two-year degree through the school’s online classes. He is on track to graduate in December.

“I got a little sick when I was down there,” DeVondre told the AJC. “I had to come [More]

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